SHoP Architects Selected for Design of Iconic Site in Downtown Detroit

00:00 - 26 November, 2013
SHoP Architects Selected for Design of Iconic Site in Downtown Detroit, © Rock Ventures LLC
© Rock Ventures LLC

One of Detroit's most prominent vacant sites is slated to become one of its most iconic buildings. SHoP Architects will partner with Detroit-based Hamilton Anderson Associates to transform the site formerly occupied by Hudson's Department Store. Located at Grand River and Gratiot in the city's Central Business District, the two-acre site has remained a scar in the urban landscape since the implosion of the Hudson's building in 1998. 

Zaha Hadid Defends Qatar Stadium from Critics

00:00 - 26 November, 2013
Zaha Hadid Defends Qatar Stadium from Critics, Courtesy of ZHA
Courtesy of ZHA

In an exclusive interview with TIME, Zaha Hadid has finally responded to the claims - voiced most notably by Jon Stewart - that her design for the Al Wakrah Stadium (what will be Qatar's stadium for the 2022 World Cup) resembles female genitalia (Stewart in fact called Hadid the “Georgia O’Keeffe of things you can walk inside").

Kolkata Museum of Modern Art / Herzog & de Meuron

01:00 - 26 November, 2013
Kolkata Museum of Modern Art / Herzog & de Meuron, KMOMA. Image © Kolkata Museum of Modern Art
KMOMA. Image © Kolkata Museum of Modern Art

The Kolkata Museum of Modern Art (KMOMA), Herzog & de Meuron’s first project in India, has broken ground in the new district of Rajarhat. The new museum seeks to embrace the city’s renowned cultural past and ultimately transform it into India’s “Art City”. Programs ranging from high-end gallery and art restoration facilities, to artist studios and an outdoor performance theater aims to empower local artists so they may play a critical role in the evolution of their community. 

52 Social Housing in Tarragona / aguilera|guerrero architects

01:00 - 26 November, 2013
52 Social Housing in Tarragona  / aguilera|guerrero architects, © Pepo Segura
© Pepo Segura

© Pepo Segura © Pepo Segura © Pepo Segura © Pepo Segura +17

Casuarinas’ House / Metropolis

01:00 - 26 November, 2013
Casuarinas’ House / Metropolis, © Juan Solano
© Juan Solano
  • Architects

  • Location

    Casuarinas, Lima, Peru
  • Architect in Charge

    José Orrego
  • Area

    330.0 sqm
  • Photographs

© Juan Solano © Juan Solano © Juan Solano © Juan Solano +24

Desert Plaza In Barakaldo / NO.MAD

01:00 - 26 November, 2013
Desert Plaza In Barakaldo / NO.MAD , © Geraldine Bruneel
© Geraldine Bruneel
  • Architects

  • Location

    Calle Escuela Arte y Oficios, 12, 48901 Baracaldo, Biscay, Spain
  • Architect in Charge

    Eduardo Arroyo
  • Area

    12000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2002
  • Photographs

© Geraldine Bruneel © Geraldine Bruneel © Roland Halbe © Roland Halbe +13

Advanced Water Purification Facility / Mainstreet Architects + Planners, Inc.

01:00 - 26 November, 2013
Advanced Water Purification Facility / Mainstreet Architects + Planners, Inc., © Michael A. Cabezas
© Michael A. Cabezas

© Michael A. Cabezas © Michael A. Cabezas © Michael A. Cabezas © Michael A. Cabezas +16

Are Ivy League Schools Really Offering the Best Architectural Education?

00:00 - 26 November, 2013
Are Ivy League Schools Really Offering the Best Architectural Education?, Harvard University's Gund Hall. Image © Harvard University
Harvard University's Gund Hall. Image © Harvard University

In Design Intelligence's annual rankings of US Architecture Schools, released earlier this month, there is certainly a lot to talk about. Of course, plenty will be said about what is shown immediately by the statistics, and rightly so - but just as interesting is what is revealed between the lines of this report, about the schools themselves and the culture they exist within. By taking the opinions of professional architects, teachers and students, the Design Intelligence report exposes a complex network which, when examined closely enough, reveals what some might see as a worrying trend within architectural education.

Schanerloch Bridge / Marte Marte Architekten

01:00 - 25 November, 2013
Schanerloch Bridge / Marte Marte Architekten , © Marc Lins
© Marc Lins
  • Architects

  • Location

    Dornbirn, Austria
  • Architect in Charge

    Arch.DI Bernhard Marte, Arch.DI Stefan Marte
  • Project Year

    2005
  • Photographs

© Marc Lins © Marc Lins © Marc Lins © Marc Lins +10

Dwelling House with Barn / Michael Meier Marius Hug Architekten

01:00 - 25 November, 2013
Dwelling House with Barn / Michael Meier Marius Hug Architekten, © Roman Keller
© Roman Keller

© Roman Keller © Roman Keller © Roman Keller © Roman Keller +19

La Colle sur Loup / Agence d’architecture Boyer-Percheron-Assus et Associé

01:00 - 25 November, 2013
La Colle sur Loup / Agence d’architecture Boyer-Percheron-Assus et Associé, Courtesy of Agence d’architecture Boyer
Courtesy of Agence d’architecture Boyer
  • Architects

  • Location

    516 Chemin des Campons, 06480 La Colle-sur-Loup, France
  • Associated

    JALC Architectes
  • Structural Engineering

    SICA
  • Building Services Engineering

    Adret
  • Civil Engineering

    CEC WRD
  • Area

    4071.0 sqm
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Agence d’architecture Boyer

Courtesy of Agence d’architecture Boyer Courtesy of Agence d’architecture Boyer Courtesy of Agence d’architecture Boyer Courtesy of Agence d’architecture Boyer +21

Jeff Speck Reveals the Secret to Sucess for Future Cities

00:00 - 25 November, 2013

Jeff Speck, the city planner and architectural designer best known for advocating smart and sustainable growth, was recently interviewed by MSNBC to discuss the key to success for future cities: walkability. It is no secret that both millennials and the aging population have expressed an overwhelming desire to live in a walkable, urban hub. Though many major cities across the U.S. have embraced this philosophy, some are lagging behind. It is becoming increasingly apparent that a city’s walkability will have a major influence on the city’s competitiveness in the near future. 

Watch the interview above to learn about the four keys to having a great walkable city. 

Kronstad Psychiatric Hospital / Origo Arkitektgruppe

01:00 - 25 November, 2013
Kronstad Psychiatric Hospital / Origo Arkitektgruppe, © Pål Hoff
© Pål Hoff

© Helge Skodvin © Helge Skodvin Courtesy of Origo Arkitektgruppe © Pål Hoff +27

Is the Open Plan Bad for Us?

00:00 - 25 November, 2013
Is the Open Plan Bad for Us? , One Workplace by Design Blitz. Image © Bruce Damonte
One Workplace by Design Blitz. Image © Bruce Damonte

The concept of the open plan revolutionized architecture  - promising light, space, and effortless collaboration (not to mention a more cost-effective way of getting lots of people into one space). Today, it's practically become a standard of design - but at what cost? 

A new report from researchers Jungsoo Kim and Richard de Dear, published in the Journal of Environmental Psychology, concludes that the open plan comes with some serious collateral damage - namely a lack of "sound privacy" - which outweighs its positive qualities. What's more, according to their results, the open plan doesn't even make a measurable improvement in communication at all.

33rd Street House / Meridian 105 Architecture

01:00 - 25 November, 2013
33rd Street House / Meridian 105 Architecture, © Raul J. Garcia
© Raul J. Garcia
  • Architects

  • Location

    Denver, CO, USA
  • Architect in Charge

    Chad Mitchell
  • Structural Engineering

    Structural Design Collaborative
  • General Contractor

    Caliber Construction
  • Area

    2842.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Raul J. Garcia © Raul J. Garcia © Raul J. Garcia © Raul J. Garcia +12

Laan van Spartaan / DP6 Architectuurstudio

00:00 - 25 November, 2013
© Marcel van der Burg
© Marcel van der Burg
  • Architects

  • Location

    Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Design Team

    Chris de Weijer, Robert Alewijnse, Richelle de Jong, Björn Bleumink, Harrie Hupperts, Ines van Binsbergen, Carolina Sumares, Job van Stralen, Rik den Heijer, Rosanne van Yperen
  • Area

    15730.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

© Marcel van der Burg © Marcel van der Burg © Marcel van der Burg © Marcel van der Burg +10

Verket / Link Arkitektur

01:00 - 25 November, 2013
Verket / Link Arkitektur, © Hundven-Clements Photography
© Hundven-Clements Photography

© Hundven-Clements Photography © Hundven-Clements Photography © Hundven-Clements Photography © Hundven-Clements Photography +8

Emberger Residence / LP Architektur

01:00 - 25 November, 2013
Emberger Residence / LP Architektur, © wortmeyer photography
© wortmeyer photography

© wortmeyer photography © wortmeyer photography © wortmeyer photography © wortmeyer photography +8